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At One Shoe Records, we specialise in curating a diverse collection of 80s and 90s-inspired hip-hop, instrumentals, soul, R&B, indie, and electronic music. Our passion lies in discovering unique tracks that pay homage to classic sounds and pave the way for innovative musical journeys. With the launch of our licensing arm, we now provide independent artists and songwriters with sync licensing representation, making it easier for their music to get featured in films, TV shows, commercials, and more. We pride ourselves on creating new pathways in the music industry, continually pushing into new territories while honouring our rich musical roots.

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New Cross, London - The Wednesday Play gift us with their first single 'Flickers' (lifted from their self-titled up and coming album release) -  a tight, guitar-driven post-punk track featuring a wild saxophone solo and outro. Musical comparisons include The Fall, The Buzzcocks and Blur. Lyrically the song references out of date technology (such as DVD players etc) as metaphors for feelings of disorientation and disconnection. Artwork and animation by Kristian Hammerstad

Flickers

The Wednesday Play

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A tight, guitar-driven post-punk track featuring a wild saxophone solo and outro. Musical comparisons include The Fall, The Buzzcocks and Blur. Lyrically the song references out of date technology (such as DVD players etc) as metaphors for feelings of disorientation and disconnection.  Release date: 30th August, 2023

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The Wednesday Play - Flickers / Waiting at Home 7" single

Flickers

The Wednesday Play

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The Wednesday Play debut 7" single Flickers - [45 rpm (Colour: Clear) Lathe Cut] - backed with Waiting at Home. Recorded and produced by multi-instrumentalist Sam Soper with lyrics and vocals by Robert Paul.

Flickers - is a blistering post-punk track featuring a wild saxophone solo by Chuchi Malpersona (Jim Jones All Stars). Sharp, catchy and

The Wednesday Play debut 7" single Flickers - [45 rpm (Colour: Clear) Lathe Cut] - backed with Waiting at Home. Recorded and produced by multi-instrumentalist Sam Soper with lyrics and vocals by Robert Paul.

Flickers - is a blistering post-punk track featuring a wild saxophone solo by Chuchi Malpersona (Jim Jones All Stars). Sharp, catchy and tightly played, musical comparisons include The Fall, The Buzzcocks and Blur. Lyrically the song references out of date technology (such as DVD players etc.) as metaphors for feelings of disorientation and disconnection.

Waiting at Home - is an upbeat post-punk/dance track inspired by early 80s hip-hop/new wave crossovers. American vocalist Tina Swasey adds to the Tom Tom Club or Rapture-era Debbie Harry vibe, but the spiky guitar is pure Gang Of Four. In contrast to the energetic music, the lyrics address feelings of paranoia and insomnia whilst waiting for a late night telephone call. The track makes use of various vintage drum machines and Sam Soper’s hand built synth.

Please note: Each record is individually cut on a lathe meaning sound quality varies from record to record.

Band members: Sam Soper (all instruments), Robert Paul (vocals) Guest musicians: Tina Swasey (Vocals on ‘Waiting at Home), Chuchi Malpersona (Saxophone on ‘Flickers’) Producer: Sam Soper

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Sleepwalking Man

The Wednesday Play

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Sleepwalking Man is an uptempo indie-pop track with a driving Bowie-style riff and swathes of retro synth. The melodic vocal is provided by James Vincent who sings of sleepwalking through a relationship that is falling apart, hoping that “this is a dream”. Release date: 4th June, 2024

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Paisley, Scotland - Evelyn Laurie describes herself as a “late bloomer… I love songs that tell stories  in any genre, from country to folk – opera to jazz.” she says. In 2018, her long and winding journey to achieve her dream came to fruition with the release of her debut album – A Little Bit Of Me.  A mixture of originals, jazz standards and jazz interpretation of favourite songs, superbly supported by some of Scotland’s top jazz players, it was named “Jazz Album of the Year” by Lincoln City Radio and described by Jazz Views as “a stunning debut”. A strong supporter of other artists and creatives in her hometown, 2018 also saw her being named Renfrewshire Provost’s Champion for Arts and Culture for her voluntary activities. Now with a highly acclaimed second album of reimagined 18th and 19th century Scottish songs, My Scottish Heart, and two successful single releases to add to her output, and expanding audiences both domestically and internationally, this “late bloomer” has got no plans to slow down!

Evelyn Laurie - Paisley, Scotland